Shreyas Folk Museum

World Map

India >> Gujarat >> Ahmedabad >> Attractions >> Shreyas Folk Museum

Shreyas Folk Museum


Established in April 1977 the Shreyas Folk Museum is a centre for viewing the arts and crafts, as well as the culture of Gujarat. Shreyas Folk Museum is located on the lush and picturesque Shreyas Tekra hill of Ambavadi near Sabarmati. The museum was founded as a tribute to the local artisans who to this very day preserve the culture of the state through their arts, crafts and performing arts.

Some of the art forms displayed in the Shreyas Folk Museum are collected from various communities such as the Kathi, Rabari, Ahir, Mer, Charan, Bharvad, Kanbi, Koli, Bhansali, Rajput, Brahmin, Vania, Meghaval, Khoja Bohra, Meman, Miana and several others. The museum houses colourful works of embroidery, wood carving, metal work, bead work and utensils, leather work, costumes, paintings and animal decorations, and objects of household usage. Panels containing information about the displayed artefact help the visitor appreciate the real value of the object.

The museum is divided into three sections. The Shreyas Kalpana Mangaldas Balayatan Museum is the museum for toys, crafts and performing arts. Weapons, toys, mask etc from over 54 states and countries are displayed here. Kathani is a gallery of the Fairs and Festivals held at Shreyas Folk Museum, which include puppet ad stage shows, shadow plays, folk and classical performances of art and craft. Shreyas Sangeeta Vadyakhand contains a collection of more than 125 string, bow, percussion and wind musical instruments, used in India.

Out of the many museums in Gujarat, Shreyas Folk Museum holds its own significance due to the educational nature of the museum, wherein the students of the Shreyas foundation actually learn history by visiting the museum and not just from books.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Ahmedabad is during the winter months of October to March when the climates is extremely pleasant. The summer months between April and June should be avoided as it gets very hot and after that the monsoons start and last till September.


The museum contains a 3.19 metre tall elephant skeleton.

The museum is owned by a private trust called the Shreyas Foundation which was founded on the tenets of Tagorian and Gandhian philosophies.


Shreyas Folk Museum is open for public viewing throughout the year. The museum has an off day on Monday and is also closed on public holidays. The timings for the museum are 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Travel Tools

World Weather World Time Converter
Currency Converter World Holidays & Festival
Travel Health & Tips Travel Insurance
TrainsTravel Features

Get the latest and the best on travel
Free Desktop Calendars!
Stay Connected!
Come join our interactive community
Quick Updates
Latest News, Deals, Views & more
© 2001 - 2020 All rights reserved. Useful Links